History Literature / HanselAndGretel

10th Mar '18 7:53:10 PM NOYB
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A variant appears in the ''VideoGames/DarkParables'' games, in which Hansel must rescue Gretel from the witch, rather than the other way around, and does so by giving her a permanent sleeping potion instead of shoving her in the oven. He aids a goddess in the process of the rescue, and she rewards him by bestowing an unusual blessing on his descendants in perpetuity. Gerda, from ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'', is one of these descendants.

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A variant appears in the ''VideoGames/DarkParables'' ''VideoGame/DarkParables'' games, in which Hansel must rescue Gretel from the witch, rather than the other way around, and does so by giving her a permanent sleeping potion instead of shoving her in the oven. He aids a goddess in the process of the rescue, and she rewards him by bestowing an unusual blessing on his descendants in perpetuity. Gerda, from ''Literature/TheSnowQueen'', is one of these descendants.
10th Mar '18 7:50:36 PM NOYB
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* CompositeCharacter: In some versions of the tale, after killing the witch, the children return home and are happily reunited with their father, when they find out that their wicked (step)mother has died too. This has lead some folklorists to speculate that the wicked (step)mother and the witch are in fact the same character. At least one Russian version has the stepmother and the witch be sisters.

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* CompositeCharacter: In some versions of the tale, after killing the witch, the children return home and are happily reunited with their father, when they find out that their wicked (step)mother has died too. This has lead led some folklorists to speculate that the wicked (step)mother and the witch are in fact the same character. At least one Russian version has the stepmother and the witch be sisters.
2nd Mar '18 1:31:33 PM Hedging
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5th Feb '18 2:33:55 PM Hedging
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* HopeSpot: The children are able to find their way back home using the trail of pebbles, and the stepmother, while angry, initially lets it be. But when the famine worsens, the stepmother insists on abandoning them again, this time locking the door to prevent Hansel from collecting anymore pebbles. Hansel attempts to leave a breadcrumb trail, but the birds eat them.
5th Feb '18 2:28:22 PM Hedging
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3rd Jan '18 12:42:09 PM lalaTKG
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The two siblings then take all of the treasures and valuables from the late witches house and return home. With the stepmother now dead and all the valuables they took from the witch, Hansel and Gretel live prosperously with their father from then on.
Found in many variants across many cultures; [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/hanselgretel/other.html a list of some can be found here]].

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The two siblings then take all of the treasures and valuables from the late witches house and return home. With the stepmother now dead and all the valuables they took from the witch, Hansel and Gretel live prosperously with their father from then on. \n Found in many variants across many cultures; [[http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/hanselgretel/other.html a list of some can be found here]].
3rd Jan '18 12:41:46 PM lalaTKG
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6th Dec '17 1:40:22 PM Hedging
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Once upon a time, there was a brother and sister named Hansel and Gretel. Their father was a widower who had remarried, and the family was having hard times. The stepmother insists they abandon the children in the woods so they will have more food for themselves and their father is spineless enough to go along with it. Hansel overhears the plan and comes up with the idea of leaving a trail so they can find their way back. The first time, he collects and drops white pebbles and they find their way back home. But the second time he is reduced to a TrailOfBreadCrumbs from the bread that was supposed to be their lunch; the birds eat all the crumbs, leaving them stranded.

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Once upon a time, there was a brother and sister named Hansel and Gretel. Their father was a widower who had remarried, and the family was having hard times. The stepmother insists they abandon the children in the woods so they will have more food for themselves and their themselves. Their loving father is spineless enough completely opposed to go along with it. the plan initially, but she badgers him into agreeing. Hansel overhears the plan and comes up with the idea of leaving a trail so they can find their way back. The first time, he collects and drops of white pebbles pebbles. The plan works and they the children are able to find their way back home. But home. The stepmother accepts her plan's failure at first, but when food becomes even ''more'' scarce, she and the second woodcutter attempt to abandon the children again, this time he locking the children's door to prevent them from collecting pebbles. Therefore, Hansel is reduced forced to mark their way back via a TrailOfBreadCrumbs from the bread that was supposed to be their lunch; the birds eat all the crumbs, leaving them stranded.
23rd Nov '17 2:03:29 PM Pamina
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* LighterAndSofter: The opera.
23rd Nov '17 1:44:38 PM Pamina
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** Humperdinck's opera takes this even further, as do later adaptations influenced by it. In the opera, their mother just sends them out to pick berries in exasperation after they accidentally spill a jug of milk that was the only food item left in the house; then they stay too long playing in the forest and get lost when it gets dark. The opera also has the witch turn children into gingerbread instead of straight-up eating their flesh, has her turned into gingerbread herself instead of just burning to death, and has all her previous child victims come back to life when she dies.
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